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EU, UK agree on Brexit deal

European Union and British negotiators have agreed on an outline Brexit deal – but it still needs to be backed by EU member states and by the respective parliaments. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker tweeted “We have one! It’s a fair and balanced agreement for the EU and the UK and it is testament to […]

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Ethiopia’s prime minister becomes Nobel favorite

(NAIROBI) – During a high-level meeting at Ethiopia’s foreign ministry in July, officials were shocked by social media reports that their prime minister was visiting Eritrea. No one in the room had been informed of Abiy Ahmed’s trip, his second since clinching a peace deal last year that ended two decades of hostility between the […]

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Chinese ambassador to Egypt presents credentials to AL chief

CAIRO — China’s new ambassador to Egypt Liao Liqiang presented on Wednesday his credentials to Secretary General of the Arab League (AL) Ahmed Aboul Gheit. Liao said that China and the AL hold the comprehensive strategic partnership and China has paid high attention to the AL which plays an important role in regional and international […]

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Heavy rain kills 17 children in Uganda

Heavy rains have hit eastern Uganda destroying homes and crops, and leaving 17 children and one adult dead, the Red Cross says. “Now 18 people confirmed dead,” all but one of them children, in the village of Bulembo in the eastern district of Buyende, said Irene Nakasiita, the Red Cross spokeswoman. “Many buildings are blown […]

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Zimbabwe to pay compensation to white farmers

Zimbabwe is to start paying compensation this year to thousands of white farmers who lost land under former president Robert Mugabe’s land reform nearly two decades ago, the government said, as it seeks to bring closure to a highly divisive issue. Two decades ago Mugabe’s government carried out at times violent evictions of 4,500 white […]

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Nigeria, Ghana to explore new businesses

Nigeria and Ghana are set to explore more areas of business opportunities to further strengthen relations between both countries. Ghanaian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Rashid Bawa, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) when he received a business delegation from Ghana in Abuja. Bawa said the delegation from the […]